MILF confirms killing of terrorist Marwan

MANILA — Is the suspected Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli Abdul bin Hir, alias Marwan, finally dead?

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman Al-Haji Murad confirmed the death of Marwan from the hands of the raiding Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) on January 25 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

In a GMA7 interview aired on Saturday, Ebrahim said that based on intelligence gathering, the internationally wanted Malaysian bomb maker was killed in the police raid.

MILF Chief Negotiator Mohagher Iqbal denied, however, that their group gave sanctuary to Marwan.

He pointed to the splinter Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters as the one who coddled Marwan. Iqbal made the statement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a meeting with the government panel.